Organization and structure of the degree program
The Master of Science in Engineering is a cooperative program between the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and other Swiss universities of applied sciences. The degree program comprises 90 ECTS credits, with one-third of the program consisting of lecture modules and two-thirds devoted to technical specialization in the form of research projects:
Lecture modules: these are organized at a central site for all Swiss universities of applied sciences, for the most part close to Zurich main railway station. Together with your advisor, you will define a program of modules tailored to your interests.
There are three different categories of lecture modules, with a minimum number of modules to be selected from each category: technical and scientific modules (min. 6 ECTS and max. 15 ECTS), extended theoretical foundations (min. 9 ECTS and max. 18 ECTS) and context modules (min. 9 ECTS and max. 15 ECTS). In total, 33 ECTS must be selected from this range of modules. Technical specialization: two projects worth 12 and 18 ECTS and the final master’s thesis worth 27 ECTS. You will define the detailed structure and focus of these projects together with your advisor.
Time models and work activity
The master’s may be completed as a full-time program (3 semesters) or part-time program (5 to 7 semesters). You can switch from one time model to the other at any time. In parallel to part-time study, a professional activity of no more than 60% is recommended. Part-time students may apply for a position of teaching or research assistant in the School of Information Technology at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Ask your advisor about any vacant positions.
Model program in 3 semesters:
1st semester: Lecture modules and project 1 (full-time study track)
2nd semester: Lecture modules and project 2 (full-time study track)
3rd semester: Master’s thesis (full-time study track)
Model program in 5 semesters:
1st semester: Lecture modules (part-time study)
2nd semester: Project 1 (part-time study)
3rd semester: Lecture modules (part-time study)
4th semester: Project 2 (part-time study)
5th semester: Master’s thesis (change to full-time study track)
The MSE degree program must be completed within 7 semesters.
Costs and conditions of admission
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